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Author and Investment Manager, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, Washington, DC

Allianz Distinguished Visitor and David Rubenstein Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2009 and Class of Spring 2013

Liaquat Ahamed is an Independent Director of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited. He has a background in investment management with leadership roles that include heading the World Bank’s investment division. Since 2004 Ahamed has been an adviser to the Rock Creek Group, an investment firm based in Washington, DC. From 2001 to 2004, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Fischer Francis Trees & Watts, Inc., a subsidiary of BNP Paribas specializing in institutional single and multi-currency fixed income investment portfolios. Ahamed is also a director of the Rohatyn Group and a member of the Board of Trustees at the Brookings Institution.


The author of the highly acclaimed Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World (2009), Ahamed was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for History, the 2010 Spear’s Book Award (Financial History Book of the Year), the 2010 Arthur Ross Book Award Gold Medal, the 2009 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. For 2009 it was recognized as one of the “Best Books of the Year” by the New York Times, Time, and Amazon, and it was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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